Radio Scotland and Self-Build

As part of Glasgow City Council’s development of self-build plots in Maryhill, we were asked to contribute to a BBC Radio Scotland programme on large-scale self-build housing  projects. Project Architect Scott Abercrombie provided his thoughts to BBC Scotland at Maryhill Burgh Halls.

Listen to the programme using this link, starting at 1h 30m into the show.

The following day, Matt Bridgestock provided an overview of sustainable self-build at an information event for more than 50 people at Maryhill Burgh Halls. Glasgow City Council is offering six serviced plots for sustainable self-build homes for sale. The plots are situated within Maryhill in an attractive wooded location close to the Forth and Clyde Canal. This first phase is part of an extensive regeneration project to create a contemporary urban village with shops, cafes and community facilities.

Angela Doran, Self-build Coordinator at Glasgow City Council, said: “The city council is keen to promote alternative, affordable models of housing. Glasgow’s population is growing and we want to retain people within the city by providing for growing households. Self-build provides the opportunity for people to work together – sharing costs and building relationships as they build their houses.  Self-builders invest emotionally in their homes and are more likely to stay in the community for the long term.’

For more information on the self-build plots, click here.